Hayward: China Asserts Control over Hollywood by Muting Praise of ‘Nomadland’ Director Chloe Zhao

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) appears to have a strange love-hate relationship with filmmaker Chloe Zhao, alternately praising her achievements and using its censorship powers to suppress all mention of her Oscar wins on Sunday. It is hard to see why the CCP would decide to erase Zhao, who has not been a strident public critic of China’s authoritarian regime.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 25: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S., Chloé Zhao, winner of the Best Director for 'Nomadland,' poses in the press room during the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt …